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Mark Brandon – Be choosy with clients: only let the right ones in

8-Dec-2014

Let your most awful clients go and bug someone else – they cost you far more than they’re worth.

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Philip Rodney: The megafirms shall not inherit the earth

1-Dec-2014

Technological innovations and clients’ collaborative business practices are infiltrating law, giving independent local outfits a boost

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Tim Bratton: in-housers must be brave enough to say ‘no’

24-Nov-2014

It’s time for GCs to forget the heroic ‘I do everything myself’ culture and concentrate instead on driving their business, and that means outsourcing

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Peter Kalis: Managing partners don’t get no respect

17-Nov-2014

Pompous, paranoid, deluded – just three of the things managing partners definitely are not.

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Mark Brandon: Are independent lateral hire checks worth it?

10-Nov-2014

They cost up to £20k and put firms at risk of losing their preferred candidate yet are popular.

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Sir Nigel Knowles: A new way forward in the post-legal aid era

3-Nov-2014

Government grants to Community Law Centres would release the pro bono potential locked in large law firms and keep our justice system accessible.

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Richard Kemp: IT will bring the biggest shakedown yet to law

27-Oct-2014

Information will move 500 times faster by 2034, providing the means for cloud-based advice services to take a major slice of the legal market

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Charles Martin: Partner performance management can make or break a firm

20-Oct-2014

From a firm’s culture to the nuts and bolts of service delivery and business performance, it all stems from how you choose to manage your partners

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Sir Nigel Knowles: No means Yes to UK-wide prosperity

13-Oct-2014

If we see devolved government in the UK following the Scottish referendum it is likely to benefit businesses in all areas

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Money talks: the top hires by US firms in 2014

23-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

This year has seen an unprecedented number of major partner hires by US firms looking to beef up their capacity in London.

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Life in life sciences: Is the boom in legal services set to last?

15-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

The life sciences sector is generating millions of pounds of revenue for lawyers despite the worldwide decline in healthcare budgets and stringent regulation worldwide. With regulators closing in and costs climbing higher – is the bubble set to burst? 

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Addleshaw Goddard sets out its 'fresh perspective'

11-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Addleshaw Goddard has set out its aspirations to re-establish a top 20 position in the UK200 and to be known as a premium player in its chosen markets as part of a new strategy rolled out firmwide today (11 December).

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The leadership interview: the magic circle

19-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Whether or not you still think that the ‘magic circle’ exists, there’s no denying that Allen & Overy (A&O), Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters are among the most successful law firm brands to have originated in the UK.

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The leadership interview 2014: the dealmakers

12-Dec-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

For a year now, The Lawyer has run a weekly interview with a law firm leader as part of our coverage of strategic issues facing the legal profession. Over the next two weeks we’ll be running the highlights from our interviews with the men and women who are shaping private practice.

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